UK Road Safety – Seizing the Opportunities

UK Road Safety – Seizing the Opportunities

In the run up to the General Election on June 8th, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has called on all political parties to commit to an overhaul of road safety in the next Parliament. After a period of rapid decline, the number of road deaths has remained unchanged in statistical terms since 2011. To assist a future Government, PACTS is publishing three papers by experts on safer […]

PACTS Launches New Report On Young Road Users

PACTS Launches New Report On Young Road Users

  Zero tolerance on drink driving, additional hazard perception training and graduated forms of licensing should become the norm to help tackle the disproportionate risks faced by young drivers and motorcycle riders in Europe, according to the YEARS report (Young Europeans Acting for Road Safety), launched today (26 January). Full report available here: YEARS Policy Report More than 3,800 young people (aged 18-24) were killed on EU roads in 2013 – the […]

Road Deaths Still Not Reducing

Road Deaths Still Not Reducing

The Great Britain road casualty statistics released by the Department for Transport today [4th August 2016] are worrying in a number of ways. Click the post for more information.

PACTS welcomes new Transport Secretary

PACTS welcomes new Transport Secretary

Chris Grayling appointed Secretary of State for Transport (14th July 2016). Statement released by PACTS. Reacting to the news that Chris Grayling has been appointed Secretary of State for Transport, David Davies, Executive Director for the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) said: “We welcome Chris Grayling to the post of Secretary of State for Transport and wish him success. While Transport may not be top of the Whitehall […]

Making Older Drivers Safer for Longer

Making Older Drivers Safer for Longer

  Leading road safety experts have  recommended raising the mandatory fitness to drive self-declaration for licence renewal from 70 to 75 years old – if proof of an eye sight test is made compulsory. The recommendations are made by the Older Drivers Task Force which published Supporting Safe Driving into Old Age, a report setting out a national older driver strategy. The Task Force, welcomed by Government, was managed by the […]